Russia not 100 sure on Syrian President's commitment to give up chemical weapons

2013-09-20 05:28:05 | Al Muslim News
Russia not 100 sure on Syrian President's commitment to give up chemical weapons

 

Russia is not 100 percent sure that Syrian President Bashar Assad will fulfill his commitment to give up chemical weapons. According to news agencies,Russian President Viladi mir Putin said the Syria has taken “practical steps” by joining the Chemical Weapons Convention barring such arms and it now faces a disarmament process under a US-Russia accord reached last week in Geneva that begins with an accounting of the weapons inventory due Sept. 21. “Will it be possible to bring everything to a conclusion?” Putin said in Valdai, Russia. “I can’t say 100 percent.” Assad said earlier that he envisions it will take about a year to destroy his chemical weapons and related equipment. US Secretary of State John Kerry, meanwhile, acknowledged a sharp disagreement with China over how the international community should respond to the use of chemical weapons in Syria and urged Beijing to play a “positive” role in the UN Security Council on the issue..

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